Tuesday, November 07, 2006

 

Texas: Dinosaur City seeks '08 opening in Montgomery County

From the Houston Chronicle, Texas: East Montgomery County could become home to a dinosaur theme park complete with dinosaur skeletons, animals and mock fossil digs, park developers announced Thursday.

The Pennsylvania-based Exhibits Rex plans to open Dinosaur City in 2008, but there are a lot of details to be worked out first.

The company and the East Montgomery County Improvement District hope to complete a deal next week that would require the district to find a 100-acre site next to U.S. 59 and get Legislative approval for a special economic zone and half-penny sales tax increase to repay about $25 million in revenue bonds."

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The park's creator is Don Lessem whose online biography states:

"'Dino' Don Lessem is the leading presenter of dinosaur science. Author of more than twenty books, advisor to Jurassic Park and Disney Dinosaur films, host and author of NOVA and Discovery Channel films, Mr. Lessem has spent the last 15 years traveling the world in search of dinosaurs, from Mongolia to Arctic Alaska."
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See Don Lesson's "The Dinosaur Atlas" at Amazon: UK | US

Books on Dinosaurs from the Science and Evolution Bookshop: UK | US

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